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COVID-19 research

Gene: IL3

Amber List (moderate evidence)

IL3 (interleukin 3)
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh38): ENSG00000164399
EnsemblGeneIds (GRCh37): ENSG00000164399
OMIM: 147740, Gene2Phenotype
IL3 is in 1 panel

2 reviews

Alison Coffey (Illumina Clinical Services Laboratory, Illumina Inc.)

I don't know

Evidence Summary from Illumina curation team: IL3 encodes a growth-promoting cytokine called interleukin 3, which is a member of the beta common cytokine family. IL-3 (Dougan et al. 2019). IL-3 acts to regulate inflammation induced by pathogens as well as in autoimmune disease and cancer. T cell production of IL-3 during inflammation plays a role in the activation of plasmacytoid dendritic cells during viral infection. IL-3 has also been suggested to play a host-protective role against herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection (Chan et al. 1990).
Created: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 3:12 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.347


Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

Identified through an OMIM search for potential viral susceptibility genes, and subsequently triaged/reviewed by Illumina curation team.
Created: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m. | Last Modified: 28 May 2020, 12:36 p.m.
Panel Version: 0.336


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28 May 2020, Gel status: 2

Created, Added New Source, Set mode of inheritance

Rebecca Foulger (Genomics England curator)

gene: IL3 was added gene: IL3 was added to COVID-19 research. Sources: Expert list,OMIM,Expert Review Amber Mode of inheritance for gene: IL3 was set to Unknown